Auchenstroan Coloured Ryelands
We are Adrian and Nicole Doyle and this is our web site where we show our life on our small holding and showcase the products that we sell.
We are delighted to offer a range of handmade felted fleece rugs, also known as “vegetarian sheepskin rugs”, and handmade felted fleece cushions. These are made from the wool (not the sheepskin) from our own sheep and no animal is harmed in the process. You can buy them from our shop, please have a look.
Latest Stories from Auchenstroan
As they days shorten and the night draws in, the autumn harvest is coming to a close. The onions are all tied up in onion strings. We had a much
After eight months of writing, re-writing, editing, re-reading and proof checking, I am pleased to say I have finally published my second book "Dogs Talk - Four Dogs Tell Their
As autumn turns into winter and the harvest is complete, our focus turns to winter jobs. These are mostly maintenance to the walls and fences. There are a number of
We have two dogs here, George and Haribo and both have a number of pet names. For example, George is often called "G" and Haribo "H". Haribo also gets called
From time to time I am asked if I run courses on making felted fleece rugs. Last year I pondered hosting courses here on our smallholding. The trouble is, I
Two weeks ago our dear brave hennie Bim, passed away to the Great Hen Run in the Sky. Bim Bim was a remarkable hen, she lived
As anyone who has read my book might now realise, it's hard keeping up with everything on a smallholding. This is particularly true as we both have to work to
If you are squeamish or having dinner, this story may not be for you😳 As some of you may already know from following our stories, one of our woolly girls,
As lots of you know who visit our page, I take on commissions as well as selling things from our shop. I’m mainly asked to make rugs for people but
Four weeks ago, we found a tiny hedgehog that was outside, alone, during the day. Without help, it would have died (see Summer Hedgehog Rescue). We took him in and
Sheep need a lot of looking after and one of the primary tasks is checking hooves and bottoms. Much like human fingernails and toenails, sheep’s hooves can grow and become
Last autumn, I found a small hedgehog which we overwintered (see Hoggy Released). This can happen a lot, late litters mean they just don't have time to put on enough
Thank you for my beautiful rug, I am absolutely delighted with it!! It goes perfectly in my room and is so lovely and soft…
Thank you so much for the rug, it’s absolutely gorgeous!
This is the highest quality sheepskin I’ve ever seen. It’s a work of art, and we’re proud to have it in our home. I’m overjoyed to have finally found a beautiful cruelty-free option. Big thanks to you and the sheep, who are very cute.
Bought for my vegetarian daughter’s birthday. It’s just beautiful. Much lighter weight than a skin so when the box arrived we thought it must be tiny. It was delightful opening up the packaging for the big reveal. You could tell a lot of care had been taken parcelling it up so it up.
I was looking for an ethical “sheep skin” rug and happily found Nicole and Adrian’s website. Nicole chose for us a beautiful fleece from her sheep which went into the production of our first rug. My family loves it, including the little touches that came with our package too. Nicole and Adrian are wonderful and they put love and care into everything they do. Thank you for this very special rug, we will cherish for many years to come!